Should I Read the Twilight Series?

I’ve been taking an informal, in-person poll.  Most of my reading friends think I would like it, even though it’s not my usual reading fare.  My recent ‘success’ in reading Beastly has made me think I should read this series as well, just to keep ‘culturally literate.’  Any thoughts? Opinions?



  1. Dale Barthauer said,

    May 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Jay, I just finished reading the Twilight series. My main goal in reading them was to stay culturally literate and I have a 14 year old daughter who is a fanatic. I kind of wanted to know what she was always excited about. I have to admit that they did kind of suck me in. Stephanie Meyers falls into the category of “not so great” writers, but great storytellers. I would put JK Rowling in that category, too. That being said, Twilight is no Harry Potter. I found the third book “Eclipse” to be above and beyond the best of the four books.

    That’s my thoughts on the subject.


  2. Ann Marie said,

    May 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I read them also to see what the fuss was about and what Katie was reading. The story line is intriguing but I had trouble with all the “teenage angst” in the books. I would have liked the books more if they had skipped those parts. Of course, that is probably part of what the 14 year olds love about it. If you want to borrow them from Katie rather than investing in them, let me know!


  3. stentorpub said,

    May 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I think I’d have to download this one (or borrow Ann Marie’s copies) as I’d feel too self-conscious if I bought them at the store! 🙂 I would like to read them though. They did have a Twilight trivia topix game on the Buzztime network awhile back when I was playing trivia at O’Reilly’s downtown. I ended up just handing my playmaker console to the girl next to me at the bar…


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